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Visit Amelia Earhart's childhood home during 50 Plus Day Trip on Sept. 7
POSTED: 08/09/2017
Visit the birthplace and home of Amelia Earhart during an early September day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

Meelie & Her Plane is the name of this trip. Participants will learn all about Earhart 's childhood and see the house she loved so dearly. Lunch will be at Paolucci’s restaurant, and will be followed by a guided tour of historic Atchison. Before returning home, we will go see “Muriel,” an Electra Model 10E airplane, the exact model Amelia flew on her final flight.

To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 Plus and then under travel. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “day trip.”

This trip will leave at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam, and return at approximately 5 p.m. that day. The cost is for this eight and one-half-hour day trip, including admissions, lunch, and transportation, is $79 per person. For more information or to register, call (913) 826-3030 or register online at

While JCPRD’s 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus class are invited to call the 50 Plus Department at (913) 826-3030 for space availability.

Printed copies of the My JCPRD Activities catalog are available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.

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